Continuous Planning for Operational Success During and After Integration 

Planning for post-merger integration usually focuses on how to combine organizational charts and financial systems. Bringing together the operational systems of two companies may not be top-of-mind and therefore relegated to a “let’s figure this out later” status. Failure to plan how to achieve sustainable operational efficiencies, including supply chains, will result in missed opportunities to attain the expected synergies and an inability to discover additional, less obvious sources of value in the combination. Developing a blueprint for integrating supply chain management processes and systems is an essential element in preparing for post-merger integration.

Please join Robert Kugel, SVP & Research Director at Ventana Research and Gerry Hanrahan, Senior Director of Supply Chain Process & Technology for Global Supply Chain at Extreme Networks as they discuss best practices and strategies.  

By attending this webinar, you'll have a clearer idea of:

  • How a lack of preparation for post-merger integration of supply chain management will have a negative impact on the operational and financial objectives of the combination. 
  • The importance of having a working group to continuously plan and execute supply chain integration. 
  • Practical approaches to the rapid integration of supply chain planning and management systems that limit disruption to existing operations.
  • Five best practices for every organization to consider with mergers in the supply chain.

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About the Speakers


Robert Kugel, CFA

SVP & Research Director
Ventana Research

Rob heads up the CFO and business research focusing on the intersection of information technology with the finance organization and business. His research agenda includes the application of IT to finance and business process optimization – particularly continuous accounting and continuous planning; control systems and analytics; and price and revenue optimization. Prior to joining Ventana Research he was an equity research analyst at several firms including First Albany Corporation, Morgan Stanley, and Drexel Burnham, and a consultant with McKinsey and Company. Rob was an Institutional Investor All-American Team member and on the Wall Street Journal All-Star list. Rob has experience in aerospace and defense, banking, manufacturing and retail and consumer services. Rob earned his BA in Economics/Finance at Hampshire College, an MBA in Finance/Accounting at Columbia University, and is a CFA charter holder.

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Gerry Hanrahan

Senior Director of Supply Chain Process & Technology
Extreme Networks Global Supply Chain

In this role, Gerry set up and currently leads the Supply Chain Center of Excellence that works cross functionally to develop Business Insights through Data Analytics, as well as driving Business Process and Technology Transformation across the business. He has 20 years experience in the Hi-Tech industry managing Operational, Planning, Compliance and Project Management teams as well as significant experience in managing M&A integration strategy for global supply chains.  Gerry earned his Bachelors Degree in Business from the University of Limerick and a Masters of Science in Supply Chain Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland.